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Inaugural Lecture With Amir Moradi on December 14, 2022

The Faculty of Computer Science cordially invites all interested parties to attend Prof. Amir Moradi's inaugural lecture "Simply Secure: Tools for Automated Generation and Evaluation of Protected Hardware". Moradi is a newly appointed Professor of Implementation Security since August 2022, and his research is primarily focused on automated fabrication of protected hardware and software designs. His research topics include Implementation Security, Side-Channel Analysis and Countermeasures, Fault-Injection Attacks and Countermeasures, Efficient Implementation of Cryptographic Primitives and Applied Cryptography.

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HGI Team Wins 1st Place in the 9th German IT Security Award

David Knichel, Amir Moradi, Nicolai Müller, and Pascal Sasdrich convinced the jury with their concept and win 100,000 euros in prize money.

Yesterday, Thursday, 10.11.2022, the winners of the 9th German IT Security Award were selected in Bochum. The first prize of 100,000 euros was awarded to the concept "Simply Secure: A Toolbox for Automated Generation and Evaluation of Protected Hardware" by HGI scientists David Knichel, Amir Moradi, Nicolai Müller, and Pascal Sasdrich. Second place went to the team "Morphing Attack Detection (MAD)" by Christoph Busch, Christian Rathgeb, Ulrich Scherhag, Daniel Fischer, Siri Lorenz, and Juan Tapia. They were awarded 40,000 euros for their work. The concept "Carbyne Stack - An Open Source Secure Multiparty Computation Cloud Platform" by Sven Trieflinger, Sebastian Becker, Vadim Raskin, Volker Suschke, Vincent Rieder, Jared Weinfurtner and Hanna Modica won 20,000 euros for the third place. The German IT Security Award was founded in 2006 by the Horst Görtz Foundation and is one of the most prestigious awards in the industry.

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Kevin Borgolte is one of the winners of the RUBeL competition 5x5000

Prof. Kevin Borgolte was awarded in the 30th RUBeL 5x5000 competition and receives 5000 € to further improve his lecture "Program Analysis". The RUB e-learning team awards five innovative teaching projects every semester, this year the competition was themed "Let the campus blossom - promote diversity, sustainability & innovation with e-learning". In the lecture Program Analysis, based on the project "Practical Program Analysis Leveraging Automatic Grading and Following Open Source Best Practices", students get to know techniques and tools of program analysis practically and develop, implement, evaluate and improve their own program analysis techniques.

Successful doctorate of Leonie Selbach

We congratulate Dr. Leonie Selbach on the successful defense of her dissertation "Constrained Decomposition Algorithms - Analysis and Application in Tissue Microdissection". The doctoral thesis was carried out in a cooperation of the Chair of Theoretical Computer Science of the Faculty of Computer Science, the Bioinformatics Working Group of the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology and the Center for Protein Diagnostics (ProDi). Selbach was supervised by Prof. Maike Buchin (Faculty of Computer Science) and Prof. Axel Mosig (Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology). The disputation took place on September 28, 2022.

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The Dagstuhl Seminar "Power and Energy-aware Computing on Heterogeneous Systems" (PEACHES) investigated the relationship between data processing and energy consumption.

Prof. Timo Hönig is co-organizer of the Dagstuhl Seminar 22341 “Power and Energy-aware Computing on Heterogeneous Systems”, in short PEACHES, which took place at Dagstuhl Castle from August 21 to 26, 2022. Together with colleagues from the University of Melbourne, the University of Bristol and the University of Pittsburg, a five-day program was set up to investigate the impact of computing on the overall picture of energy consumption and the role of computing in reducing CO2 emissions and accelerating the energy transition.

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Taking IT security out of the nerdy corner - Project DigiFit

IT security should be understandable for everyone and easy to integrate into daily routines to make it work.

How convenient that more and more things can be done online - and how annoying that you have to deal with attacks by cybercriminals in the process. Many users make it too easy for them through their behavior. Making it harder for them is the goal of the project "Digital Fitness for Citizens - Realistic Risk Perception, Secure Routines," or DigiFit for short. Coordinated by Prof. Dr. Angela Sasse, a specialist in human-centered security at RUB, the consortium aims to make IT security easier to understand and easier to implement. The project will be funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research for three years starting in September 2022 with around 2 million euros.

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Get to know us at the Digital University Days

Not sure if an IT degree is the right thing for you and need more information? On December 15, our student advisory service will offer exciting insights into our three bachelor's degree programs Applied Computer Science, Computer Science and IT Security as part of the RUB Digital University Days.

Here you can learn why studying IT is a good idea, how the degree programs differ and get all your questions answered. The Digital University Days take place online, so you can immerse yourself in the world of IT studies from the comfort of your own home.

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